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Brahminy Duck

Introduction

The Brahminy Duck (Tadorna ferruginea), as it is known in India, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family, Tadorninae. It is widely recognized as the Ruddy Shelduck. It is a migratory bird and is widely distributed. The Brahminy Duck is considered sacred in Tibet and Mongolia by Buddhists and in Slavic mythology.